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Monkeying around with UK passing off rights in EU trademark oppositions

With much surprise to both the EUIPO and most of the legal IP community, the General Court (GC) in a judgment of 16 March 2022 in case Nowhere v. EUIPO holds that UK passing off rights...

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No Deal Brexit: 5 key changes to your EU trade marks to look out for on 1 Jan 2021
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We are creeping ever closer to the end of the Brexit Transition Period, which expires on 31 December 2020. After this point, whether the UK leaves with a deal or not, EUTMs will cease to...

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CJEU clarifies “part of goods & services” concept for genuine use: Fashion styles don’t count
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The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled on the interpretation of the concept “part of the goods and services” referred to in Article 42(2) of Regulation No 207/2009 in...

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UK government publishes new draft Brexit Intellectual Property SI
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The UK Government has published the Draft Intellectual Property (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (the "SI"). The SI amends various statutory instruments enacted in...

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Cannabis trademark dreams go up in smoke
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In a recent decision the General Court (GC) confirmed that an EU trademark application containing the word CANNABIS is against public policy or accepted principles of morality and therefore ...

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The CJEU confirms that unitary evidence can show acquired distinctiveness throughout the whole of the European Union

In the context of the KitKat shape mark saga, in Société des produits Nestlé SA v Mondelez UK Holdings & Services Ltd and another (Joined Cases C-84/17 P, C-85/17 P ...

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The CJEU confirms that unitary evidence can show acquired distinctiveness throughout the whole of the European Union

In the context of the KitKat shape mark saga, in Société des produits Nestlé SA v Mondelez UK Holdings & Services Ltd and another (Joined Cases C-84/17 P, C-85/17 P ...

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Adidas victorious again in defending its rights to the three stripes Hogan Lovells LimeGreen IP News

The General Court has once again upheld adidas’ oppositions against two copycat applications for two stripes positioned on a shoe. The two decisions issued on 1 March 2018 (in Cases T-...

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IPMT Newsletter - Summer 2014 Intellectual Property Alert

Our IP lawyers across the globe have once again put together the hot topics from the legal world which impact not only on our clients' businesses but reflect the overall development in the...

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